Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review slight difference
I bought this after seeing multiple positive reviews on other websites. I didn't want to buy the full kit before trying at least one product, and the travel sized seemed like a great price. I've been using it for about 4 days now and so far have noticed a difference with my previous acne. I haven't noticed any new breakouts, but a few spots where I had some coming on have emerged into acne. The biggest area I was breaking out was where most apply bronzer and blush due to using a very cheap off brand of bronzer/blush to contour. Ever since then I've had extreme acne that will not budge. This is really helping it. I like that it doesn't foam and my face feels really clean after using it. On the bottle it says that it will exfoliate but I"m not finding that to be true. Definitely have to use a moisturizer but I still have a dry forehead- I was hoping it would exfoliate off the dead skin so my skin was soft and smooth looking rather than the dryness that I've been suffering from this winter. I think overall if used with other products (maybe a toner and lotion) it could do a lot more work. This product alone has been doing pretty well, all things considered.
Most Helpful Critical Review ok product
This product is a great on the go or occasional product,as in on vacation/weekend use. Packaging doesn't leak. I think it smells a little like calamine lotion, but that doesn't bother me. If it accidentally gets up your nose or in your mouth, it doesn't have a chemical taste like some facial cleansers. It's almost a sweet taste. Works effectively enough to keep small breakouts at bay, although I don't recommend it alone, as in you definitely will want to use an anti breakout toner and lotion along with it for maximum effectiveness. I have oily skin and it didn't always feel like it removed enough of the oiliness or all of my makeup, as there is always more makeup left on my cotton pad after toner usage. It also doesn't foam up much so I felt like I had to use more of the product to clean my face with, making the product not last as long, and it's kind of expensive. I felt like I was paying more for the name rather than a product that worked. I've honestly used drug store versions that work just as good for less money.
Reviewed by 136 customers Horrible
Chas from Louisiana
I was very excited to try it because of the reviews. I have very sensitive skin. So when I did start using it made my face worst. I started breaking out bad I had more bumps than I did before I used the product.
Girl with new pimples from nj
Made my skin break out more than it already was.
sarah from SC
Decided to get this before buying the big bottle. Love it. My chin has always been sensitive and prone to breakouts but this helps and reduces redness. So amazing.
Oily And Acne Superhero
Cvrgurl11 from Petersburg, VA
This cleanser is very effective at removing dirt and oil from your skin. It has salicylic acid in it which helps with acne and texture but it's not drying at all! It doesn't really sud up or gets really soapy though. Not sure how I feel about that yet but it does still make my face feel clean and refreshed and not stripped. I also noticed my skin isn't as oily when I use it in the morning. I haven't experienced any breakouts as well. It plays nice with other brands. It's also very gentle and does not sting your face or eyes. I'd buy it again. I'm African American with oily/acne prone skin. Pores and hyperpigmentation.
Product was sadly not for me.
Natiinatasha from Boston, MA
I used it about 4-5 times within a few days. I noticed that my face got red and I started to break out even more. So I stopped immediately and went back to my other face wash. I wanted to love it so bad because I love their special cucumber lotion. But ugh, it just didn't work for my skin.
Brittany from California
This was my first product I've tried with Mario Badescu. It really helped my face and is gentle enough for my eczema. it helps clear up my acne, doesn't dry my face out, and my sensitive skin loves it. I use it once a day, usually in my nighttime routine.
Clears acne without over-drying skin
MLR from Jacksonville, FL
I'm a Mario junkie....I usually use the glycolic foaming wash, but have been experiencing some acne due to medications. Decided to try this and it cleared my skin right up without over-drying my skin. Love ❤️
Gentle Acne fighter!
Grace from Malvern
I've tried 4 of Mario badescu's cleansers and this one and the glycolic foaming cleanser are by far the best for acne, redness reducing and exfoliation. This cleanser is gentle enough on large erupted pimples and helps reduce the size of pimples within days. I'd use in tandem with the drying mask or drying lotion to get fastest results.
Micky from Dayton, OH
Great for daily facial wash when traveling.
I love this product!!
Gambling chick from Crestview, Florida
Obsessed with this cleanser!
BeautyByNicole from NH
I love this cleanser! I randomly found a full-size bottle of this in my sister's shelf of a linen closet and asked her if I could use it. I'm so glad I did! I was using a cleanser that is too harsh for my skin for a long time (Soap and Glory Vitamin C Facial Wash) and saw amazing results within a day of using this product. My pores look so much smaller/cleaner, my face doesn't feel tight, and my dryness has decreased. I had some breakouts on my face that have since gone away entirely or have significantly decreased in size. I am so happy with this product and will definitely try out more Mario Badescu facial cleansers once I am through with this bottle. My skin loves MB products!
better than proactiv or anything else
Tera24 from Warner robins, GA
this able cleaner is THE BEST I've found and I've tried nearly all. the 2 oz travel size lasted me about a month and a half using once at night. it is not to drying out harsh as I am 45 and still get occasional cystic acne. they could charge way more but I'm so glad they don't!! love it, use it, get it!!!
Better than expected
mrs.pena from California
I've been using this cleanser for 3 weeks now and my skin has never looked better! I also really love the fact that it washes away my makeup. This is my new Holy Grail product. Can't wait to try other products from this brand.
maya from atl
this literally cleared my skin and evened my skin tone overnight. i highly recommend this!
Works really well
Archuleta C from Riverside, CA
I purchased this product maybe a week ago and wanted to wait a while before leaving a review. However, I have seen such noticeable changes in just a week that I decided to go ahead now. Over the last two years, I have had trouble with acne breakouts and nothing has seemed to work. But in a week's time, this has made a significant difference with clearing up my skin. I also use the glycolic toner and have seen consistent results. Doesn't have the best smell but it's soothing to the skin and the results are worth it.
Kay from Fairborn, OH
This cleanser cleared my face up in just a few days. Only thing is you need a really good moisturizer because it does dry you out a little.
I would buy this again and again!
Arie from Braidwood Il
I use this product everyday and i love how it feels on my kim!
I would buy this product again
Hannah from New Jersey
Only been 1 week
amf from oklahoma
I just recently purchased this product. I bought the travel size to see if my skin reacted well to
it. I love it so far!!!
10/10 super nice
Kenya from Minnesota
I have used this a few times now and it makes my skin look and feel amazingly clear!! I love it! I got this size Bc I wasn't sure about it but I would buy the normal sized bottle next time! I recommend using a pea size/ dime size amount because it is actually a lot and it is enough!
Pretty good product!! Doesn't cause my skin to break out!
Amby from Chicago , Illinois
I have been using this product for a couple years now, and I love it! This is the only cleanser that I have used and it does a good job with removing makeup and just for daily use!
This did not do well with my face
Makaila from Peoria, IL
I have been using Clinique Acne Solutions line fornover a year. Recently i continued to have breakouts on my chin so i did some research and bought this.. my face got acne everywhere :( it was awful. Back to Clinique i go
Great Acne cleanser!
Leah from Ft Wayne Indiana
This works great at keeping my hormonal cystic acne at bay. I use it and 2 other cleansers and mix the three to make my own special mixture! My only con is it does not foam.
Amanda from Italy
I use this cleanser whenever my acne appears, and it does a great job clearing and healing quickly. I have combo, sensitive, acne prone skin.
Yes I would buy this product again.
Tina from SC
I really like using it in the summer as I live in the South where the heat and humidity can cause breakouts in my t-zone.